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Meet our Coaching Team

We are extremely proud of our coaching programme that has been run by Chris Hampton, LTA Level 5 Master Club Coach, since January 2007. Chris was recently awarded the LTA’s National Club Coach of the Year for the delivery of the coaching programme and commitment to the club and its members. The coaching team is made up of highly experienced and qualified coaches all specialising in specific areas to ensure we are able to offer a diverse programme to players.

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Chris Hampton: Head Coach

Chris is passionate about grass roots tennis and talent identification. He competes in our league teams and is proud to have played at Wimbledon & Eastbourne.

 

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Tom Francis: Competitions Manager

Tom has a passion for running competitions, which he does very successfully at our club and further afield in the County. He has worked alongside Chris for many years and has been instrumental in the growth of the Academy. Tom enjoys playing team tennis too albeit for a different club!

 

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Rachel Tucker: Junior Coach

Rachel starts off our beginners on their way to improvement. Especially good with the youngsters, Rachel has recently been trained up to be a Miss Hits coach, a course designed by Judy Murray and launched in partnership with the LTA to get more little girls aged 5-8 playing tennis.

 

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Dave Rooney: Senior Coach

Dave exuberates enthusiasm on the tennis court. He is an ex Derby County footballer, has an absolute passion for tennis, has been a member and team captain for many years and came to coaching after a career change.

 

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Annabelle Winter: Tennis Assistant

Annabelle is the newest member of our coaching team and is currently studying at Oxford Brookes. She focuses on intermediate level players and with her personable approach and keenness to help everyone improve she is a great asset to the team.

 

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Suzy Hampton:
Coaching Administrator

Keeping the coaches in check, taking all the bookings and processing all the payments, Suzy is never short of work and is an important member of the team.